Many people who are driving around in cars may be wondering about their ability to get the best directions. Even when they have their cell phones the bloody things often fall out of service and you are left with nothing. So many people have opted in for a GPS of some kind. Still, many people wonder, how is an automobile GPS different from smartphone location services? What sets them apart? Is there one I should be listening to more than another?
The use of LBS has become very popular among the younger set. Specifically with this social media and everyone wanting all their friends to know where they are and what they are doing all the time. LBS is a great tool to have when you are in an unfamiliar place or when you’re in a familiar place and you’re looking for something which is in itself unfamiliar. You have to know where to find the things you’re looking for; LBS helps you get to that understanding.
Still an LBS without a GPS is a like finding a needle in a haystack; there is the chance that people will come across what they are looking for but that’s slim If they are in a place where they don’t know their way around and they need guidance, it would be tough to get there without your coordinates. Of course using a GPS is more suitable for when you are out on the open road and you just need to know how long until you get to the next spot on your map.
Smartphone Safety: Smartphones also have pretty adept data security features if you turn them on as you should. With a simple pin or swipe ID feature you can lock your phones to thieving eyes. It’s quite easy to load your phone with apps and passwords for all your sensitive information but you do so at your own peril if your smartphone doesn’t have safety features in place.
If you are visiting a city or town and you need to know where to go to get things, having your smartphones LBS make a lot of sense.
Nick writes for Mr Spanners Automotive located in Sumner, Queensland. Mr Spanners do all regular log book servicing, safety certificates, vehicle inspections and more.